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HMC Students to Present at National ACS Meeting

Twelve Harvey Mudd College students will present their research findings at the 245th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, April 7-11 in New Orleans. The student’s work includes subjects such as the biomimetic synthesis of natural products, HIV-AIDS gene therapy and the use of nanostructured semiconductors for solar energy conversion. “Allowing our students to see […]

Upward Bound Program Success Soars

Harvey Mudd College’s Upward Bound (UB) program surpassed its goals for the 2011-2012 academic year, continuing on a successful course and aiming for higher marks in the future. The federally funded program helps low-income and potential first-generation college students improve their chances of getting into and graduating from a post-secondary institution. Ninety percent of the […]

Alumna Profiled in Biotech Business Magazine

Harvey Mudd College alumna Jennifer Holmgren ’81 is featured in an International Women’s Week story in BioSpectrum, a business magazine covering India’s biotech industry. In the article, Holmgren shares why she left a vice-president position with UOP to become the CEO of New Zealand-based LanzaTech, which develops low-carbon fuel technologies from industrial waste. “My interest […]

NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Profiles President Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s Emmy-nominated NOVA web series, The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers. On the March 14 episode, President Klawe describes her path to becoming an accomplished mathematician and computer scientist. She explains how she found common ground between her award-winning scholarly work […]

HMC Mourns Passing of Founding First Lady Jean Platt

Jean Ferguson Platt, founding first lady of Harvey Mudd College, passed away on Feb. 18 in Claremont, Calif. She was 91. Jean Platt, wife of Founding President and physics Professor Joseph Beaven Platt, was deeply involved in the founding of HMC, helping to establish the College in the 1950s and supporting its mission in the […]

Building HMC’s Future

Harvey Mudd College’s new teaching and learning building will open its doors for fall 2013 classes. Take a virtual tour of the construction site with David Dower, assistant vice president of planning and construction.

HMC Named a “Best Value College” by Princeton Review

Harvey Mudd College is one of the nation’s “Best Value Colleges” according to The Princeton Review’s newly released book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.” The book profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges based on assessments covering academics, cost and financial aid. “We commend these colleges,” said Robert Franek, the guidebook’s lead author, “for […]

Emergency Drill Jan. 16-18 to be Staged at Scripps College and HMC

A multi-agency training drill simulating an active shooter will be conducted by Los Angeles County first responders at Scripps College Jan. 16-18 from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the loudest exercises occurring between 10 and 11:30 a.m. each day. In the wake of several tragic shooting incidents at school campuses across the United States, […]

Ahmanson Foundation Grant Supports New Academic Building

Harvey Mudd College has received a generous grant from the Ahmanson Foundation in support of HMC’s new teaching and learning building. Now under construction, the 70,000-square-foot academic building will feature technologically advanced classrooms, lecture halls, faculty offices and public spaces to support a wide range of pedagogies and learning styles. “I am deeply grateful to […]

NSF Grant Helps Middle-School Students Gain Computer Science Skills

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professors Mike Erlinger and Zach Dodds have received a $596,501 grant to foster the computational skills of middle-school students. The three-year National Science Foundation grant will fund the “MyCS: Middle Years Computer Science” program, which focuses on students from groups underrepresented in the computer science field. “MyCS strives to bring […]